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Blue Crush 2002

Critics score:
36 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News: Even when Crush departs from the 4W formula ... it feels like a glossy rehash. Read more

Jay Carr, Boston Globe: There are as many misses as hits, but ultimately, it finds humor in the foibles of human behavior, and it's a welcome return to the roots of a genre that should depend on surprises. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: The chemistry between the three actresses is why I'm recommending this film. Read more

Tom Sime, Dallas Morning News: A guilty pleasure. Read more

Loren King, Chicago Tribune: Mixes slapstick, poignancy, tragedy and sophisticated wit. Read more

Dave Kehr, New York Times: McKay seems embarrassed by his own invention and tries to rush through the intermediary passages, apparently hoping that the audience will not notice the glaring triteness of the plot device he has put in service. Read more

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Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: It should have been delicious; instead, it's like lukewarm tea -- neither hot nor cold, and definitely unappealing. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Most of Crush is a clever and captivating romantic comedy with a welcome pinch of tartness. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: A lot nastier business than it is prepared to admit. Read more

Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle: [MacDowell] ventures beyond her abilities several times here and reveals how bad an actress she is. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: For women in the midst of otherwise v. successful adult lives, these ladies are awfully stupid about love, sex, friendship, menstrual cycles, and the attributes of a good boyfriend or a bad script. Read more

Globe and Mail: ...the plot is so mechanical it squeaks. Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: Oh God, how I love the old chick flicks! And some of the new ones, like Crush, aren't that bad either. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie does its best to work us over, with second helpings of love, romance, tragedy, false dawns, real dawns, comic relief, two separate crises during marriage ceremonies, and the lush scenery of the Cotswolds. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com: Happy! Sad! And more hoary old cliches about what women want to see. I've never been this insulted by a chick flick. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Ostensibly celebrates middle-aged girl power, even as it presents friendship between women as pathetic, dysfunctional and destructive. Read more

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Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: While McKay's debut feature is witty, weepy and easy on the eyes, it never lets the obligation to entertain interfere with the messy flow of human responses. Read more

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Michael Atkinson, Village Voice: Crush could be the worst film a man has made about women since Valley of the Dolls. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: It treats women like idiots. Read more